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Producer: Marietta Cellars, Article: Sonoma: Another Brilliant Vintage in 2018

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NV Marietta Cellars OVR Old Vine Red

The NV OVR Old Vine Red is a Zinfandel-based blend that was brought up in a mix of neutral oak and stainless steel. It has upfront plum and berry fruits as well as some spice and leafy herbs, medium body, a rounded, nicely textured mouthfeel and a clean finish. A solid value, it would make a great house red.

  $15 1

The NV OVR Old Vine Red is a Zinfandel-based blend that was brought up in a mix of neutral oak and stainless steel. It has upfront plum and berry fruits as well as some spice and leafy herbs, medium body, a rounded, nicely textured mouthfeel and a clean finish. A solid value, it would make a great house red.

2019 Marietta Cellars OVR Old Vine Riesling

Coming from the Wirz Vineyard in San Benito county and brought up all in neutral oak, the 2019 OVR Old Vine Riesling is crisp and clean, with attractive green apple, citrus, and mint aromas and flavors. It's medium-bodied, elegant, and juicy on the palate, with a balanced, well-made style that's going to be versatile with food.

  $15 1

Coming from the Wirz Vineyard in San Benito county and brought up all in neutral oak, the 2019 OVR Old Vine Riesling is crisp and clean, with attractive green apple, citrus, and mint aromas and flavors. It's medium-bodied, elegant, and juicy on the palate, with a balanced, well-made style that's going to be versatile with food.

2019 Marietta Cellars OVR Old Vine Rose

A blend of equal parts Syrah and Grenache, the 2019 OVR Old Vine Rose has a vivid pink color, lots of candied strawberry and cherry fruits, a touch of sappy herbs, and a clean, medium to light-bodied, fresh style.

  $15 1

A blend of equal parts Syrah and Grenache, the 2019 OVR Old Vine Rose has a vivid pink color, lots of candied strawberry and cherry fruits, a touch of sappy herbs, and a clean, medium to light-bodied, fresh style.

2018 Marietta Cellars Zinfandel Roman

The 2018 Zinfandel Roman checks in as 92% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah, and the rest Barbara that spent 10 months in neutral barrel. Spiced red plums, sandalwood, cedary herbs, and candied orange blossom notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium-bodied, with a straight, focused texture, beautiful balance, and a clean finish. It's a charming, delicious red.

  $24 1

The 2018 Zinfandel Roman checks in as 92% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah, and the rest Barbara that spent 10 months in neutral barrel. Spiced red plums, sandalwood, cedary herbs, and candied orange blossom notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium-bodied, with a straight, focused texture, beautiful balance, and a clean finish. It's a charming, delicious red.

2017 Marietta Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Arme

Made from 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% each of Merlot and Malbec, and 4% Petit Verdot, aged 20 months in neutral oak, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Arme comes from sites in Northern California and is another value-priced wine in the lineup that has loads to love. Spiced currants, plums, licorice, toasted spice, and cedary notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied, mouthfilling, and loaded with fruit. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years.

  $26 1

Made from 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% each of Merlot and Malbec, and 4% Petit Verdot, aged 20 months in neutral oak, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Arme comes from sites in Northern California and is another value-priced wine in the lineup that has loads to love. Spiced currants, plums, licorice, toasted spice, and cedary notes all emerge from the glass, and it's medium to full-bodied, mouthfilling, and loaded with fruit. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years.

2017 Marietta Cellars Christo

Based on Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Viognier, the 2017 Christo has a ripe, forward, pleasure-bent style that carries lots of mulled black fruits, licorice, chocolate, and roasted herb-like aromas and flavors. It's a powerful mouthful of fruit to drink over the coming 3-4 years.

  $24 1

Based on Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, and Viognier, the 2017 Christo has a ripe, forward, pleasure-bent style that carries lots of mulled black fruits, licorice, chocolate, and roasted herb-like aromas and flavors. It's a powerful mouthful of fruit to drink over the coming 3-4 years.

2017 Marietta Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Game Trail

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Game Trail comes all from the Yorkville Highlands and was brought up in neutral barrels. This inky colored effort has loads of blue fruits, graphite, and smoke tobacco notes to go with a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, concentrated style on the palate. Balanced, with present yet ripe tannins, it's a successful 2017 with lots of character.

  $42 1

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Game Trail comes all from the Yorkville Highlands and was brought up in neutral barrels. This inky colored effort has loads of blue fruits, graphite, and smoke tobacco notes to go with a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, concentrated style on the palate. Balanced, with present yet ripe tannins, it's a successful 2017 with lots of character.

2017 Marietta Cellars Syrah Gibson Block

A Syrah-based field blend from the McDowell Valley in Mendocino County, the 2017 Syrah Gibson Block offers uber-ripe black plum, charcoal, chocolate, and some mineral aromas and flavors in a medium to full-bodied, rich, chewy style. It shows the more difficult vintage in its tannins but has fruit, richness, and character. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years.

  $42 1

A Syrah-based field blend from the McDowell Valley in Mendocino County, the 2017 Syrah Gibson Block offers uber-ripe black plum, charcoal, chocolate, and some mineral aromas and flavors in a medium to full-bodied, rich, chewy style. It shows the more difficult vintage in its tannins but has fruit, richness, and character. Drink it over the coming 2-3 years.

2017 Marietta Cellars Zinfandel Angeli

Lastly, the 2017 Zinfandel Angeli comes from the Alexander Valley and spent 12 months in neutral barrels. Lots of mulled black plums, blueberries, violets, spice box, and flowery incense notes emerge from this ripe yet balanced, textured Zinfandel. The 2017 vintage was incredibly challenging for Zinfandel, but this does well, with good tannins, beautiful balance, and a clean finish.

  $36 1

Lastly, the 2017 Zinfandel Angeli comes from the Alexander Valley and spent 12 months in neutral barrels. Lots of mulled black plums, blueberries, violets, spice box, and flowery incense notes emerge from this ripe yet balanced, textured Zinfandel. The 2017 vintage was incredibly challenging for Zinfandel, but this does well, with good tannins, beautiful balance, and a clean finish.